Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
As a cash purchase, the Volkswagen ID4 isn ’t too expensive and is priced slightly above the closely related Skoda Enyaq. That is, as long as you steer away from the range-topping variants, especially the GTX, as they are pricey compared to the ID 4’s rivals.
PCP finance deals are usually competitive, although the ID 4 is predicted to depreciate more quickly than many of its rivals, including the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6 and Tesla Model 3. Like all pure-electric cars, the ID 4 will cost you peanuts in company car tax.
Volkswagen finished in 20th place (out of 30 brands) in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey. For context, Hyundai was joint third, Kia was ninth, BMW was 13th, Tesla was 15th and Ford was down in joint 27th place.
The ID 4’s battery warranty lasts for eight years/100,000 miles and the rest of the car is warranted for three years/60,000 miles. That’s not great when you consider that the Kia e-Niro and EV6 come with warranties that stretch to seven years/100,000 miles.